Have to agree with review dated 1st November. No log fire, no hot water in en suite,(although this was rectified later), however, there was no heat in the radiator in our room at any time. The bed sheet was perfectly clean, but so thin there were small holes in it and we could see the mattress underneath. We had booked a twin bedded room and had to wait 2 months for this, so were disappointed when we arrived to be told our room was a double. We were offered one upstairs, but that was not a twin either. We took the lower room (3) as we were told it was the warmer one!
The ensuite was horrid. No where to put anything except on the lavatory tank - far from desirable. I think there had been a shelf in there at some time, but now there are just two holes in the wall where I think one had been at some time. The shower was rusty and uninviting. My husband had to mend the broken flush on the toilet when we arrived, surely this should have been noted and repaired when the room was cleaned before we arrived?
The evening meal was very disappointing. We chose steak - we were told it was not available, but a mixed grill was offered instead. This consisted mainly of rather dry grilled chicken pieces, some bacon, a sausage and an egg. My mushroom stroganoff was less than impressive, a small helping of mixed mushrooms in a sauce, with two pieces of toasted ciabatta drizzled with something green.
It was a shame, the Inn is in a nice position, and some Polyfilla and a couple of pots of paint would make a big difference. Also, a log fire would have been nice, it was the end of October and outside it was windy and raining. Even a warm radiator would have helped. We were there on a two night deal, but I am afraid we left after the first night, I could not face another night with that horrid bathroom. The place gives the impression of struggling financially to survive, although when I booked I was told they were very busy and that was why we had to wait for so long to get a twin bedded room!
- Also Known As:
- Sportsman Hotel Hayfield
- Sportsman Inn Hayfield, England